Waking up every couple of hours to drink water is a sure way to disrupt your rest.
In most cases, experiencing dry mouth at night can be a side effect of medication, various diseases, and/or infections. Also, people who smoke or chew tobacco during the day may also suffer from dryness because tobacco products can affect the salivary glands. Breathing through the mouth instead of the nose can also increase saliva evaporation.
Health risks associated with nighttime dry mouth may include:
- Gum disease
- Tooth decay
- Fungal infections
Talk to your healthcare provider. They can help determine whether or not you have dry mouth.
Other possible remedies to help alleviate symptoms of dry mouth include: